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Published: 14 Jun 2007 - 07:57 by aprice1985

Updated: 24 Sep 2008 - 16:37

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Has anyone out there got any advice on how to formulate and stick to a plan for a match.  I tend to play best pushing my opponents to the back and pinning them down but all too often get myself stuck into a shooting match.  How does anyone prepare for matches and then how do you make sure that you stick to the plan?

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From rippa rit - 15 Jun 2007 - 20:00   -   Updated: 15 Jun 2007 - 20:00

arthur - just train the skills one step at a time, now you have got the length thing going, now go to the next step, and keep practicing doing that until it works for you. For example, when you have good length and the opponent under pressure do a boast, followed by length - just keep trying that until it becomes second nature, then go onto another strategy.


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From aprice1985 - 14 Jun 2007 - 22:05

Yeah the tactics section is good, i love the diagrams of squash plays, it is more how do i actually make myself play the way i planned to.  The other day i played really well, planning to hit the ball deep and did but dont know why i managed it this time but not other times.

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From rippa rit - 14 Jun 2007 - 11:10

aprice - I know you would have read the tactics section in the Squash Library? Yes.
Spend some time trying to relate the content to your own game, and in particular your opponent's game.
A good player always tries to change your plan.  So you have a plan and it works, then the opponent  must change their game to counteract that, or they will lose the match; and so it goes on.
The game plan is not just all about you.
So you get good length and force the opponent to the back, and particularly if they are in a defensive position, and what then?  Hit the ball back to them?  Or hope they make an error? Bad idea.

A boast can be good if the opponent is pinned behind you, then follow that with a volley if possible, or at least another length shot.

If you now have your swing going well, it is time to look at the tactical aspects of your game by the sound of it and that is a gradual process taking one aspect at a time.

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